The third OpenCorporation DAY took place today in the new online webinar format, with more than 30 speakers including European and global trade union leaders, European and global works council presidents and representatives, and multinational company managers on the virtual stage.
There are now 9,624 multinational companies included in the observatory, of which 568 are assessed (Rating) and compared (Ranking).
This year’s real innovation is the ‘Dynamic Rating’, which allows multinationals to continuously compare, challenge and surpass themselves in terms of social dialogue, working conditions, social responsibility, environmental policies, diversity policies, accessibility policies for people with disabilities and financial transparency.
These are all the company web pages with the data and information explaining why they are in the Top 10 group: ENEL, IBERDROLA, LVMH, ALLIANZ, FERROVIAL, MANPOWER, L’OREAL, NORSK HYDRO, ELECTROLUX, RENTOKIL.
The positive effects of this healthy competition can be seen not only in the alternating positions on the podium, but above all in the continuous improvement achieved by many companies. As many as four companies that were above 200th place in 2019 have entered the Top Ten; and while at the end of October there were fewer than 30 companies with a rating of over 60 points out of 100, today there are 36 (+16%). These are, in addition to the top 10 group: WEBUILD, AT&T, ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI, BEKAERT, BANKIA, LAFARGEHOLCIM, AUTOGRILL, EDENRED, NOBIA, ALSTOM, SAP, BNP PARIBAS, AIRBUS, UNICREDIT, DEUTSCHE BANK, HENNES & MAURITZ, WOLTERS KLUWER, ORANGE, CREDIT AGRICOLE, SIEMENS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, VINCI, EQUINOR, KERING and ATOS .
The path seems clear but there is still a long way to go, because all multinational companies need to feel the need to improve and maintain their ratings over time, to the benefit of themselves, their supply chains, their workers and ultimately the whole community.
Suffice it to say that many companies are still below the 60 ranking points, which could be described as the first step towards a “relatively more positive assessment zone”: TOTAL, CARREFOUR, ENI, DANONE, SOLVAY, VIVENDI, VOLKSWAGEN, INDITEX, ADECCO, NOVARTIS, VODAFONE, DIAGEO, INTEL, BAYER, EDF, BMW, IBM, NESTLE, HENKEL, DAIMLER, CATERPILLAR, MERCK, ISS, SAAB, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, KINGFISHER, NOKIA, ZALANDO, ENGIE, HEINEKEN, VERIZON, PFIZER, CARLSBERG, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, FERRERO, MICROSOFT, TELEFONICA, AIR LIQUIDE, SAINT-GOBAIN and DEUTSCHE TELEKOM .
After the presentation of the updated ranking, the event went on with two round tables dedicated to “The terrible year 2020 interpreted with data from the OpenCorporation Observatory” and “How companies in different sectors/countries have dealt with the pandemic and what are the prospects for the future“.
The closing talk ‘Pandemic, the vaccine light at the end of the tunnel’ was given by a scientist from the Moderna Therapeutics team who shared information on vaccine development and perspectives on biotech innovation in the post-pandemic era.
The conference, in full compliance with the distancing rules in force, took place in a webinar environment on the Zoom platform with simultaneous ITA<>ENG translation and live streaming on Collettiva, on OpenCorporation’s Facebook and YouTube channels and on the blog https://blog.opencorporation.org/opencorporation-day where all the contributions collected will be made available to interested parties.
Rome, 18 December 2020